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by MWmetalhead
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Dave and Chuck the Freak show expands southward
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Dave and Chuck the Freak show expands southward

Dave & Chuck are doing incredibly well locally. No question about it. That said, their ratings in Boston are lousy (Alt 92.9 in general is a complete shit show). 96 K-Rock in Ft. Myers has been in a ratings rut for a long time. They should have ditched Bubba sooner. The only reason D&C are on the ai...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WGRD - new voices during weekends
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: WGRD - new voices during weekends

What does she do on that show?
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WGRD - new voices during weekends
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: WGRD - new voices during weekends

He isn't the guy on the air this evening. It was someone named Zach.

Wendy Reed and the new chick were on earlier today.
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WGRD - new voices during weekends
Replies: 4
Views: 219

WGRD - new voices during weekends

I've heard some new voices on WGRD this weekend. A young lady who sounded in her early 20's last night, and right now, some dude is on the air. These are dayparts that have been automated & completely jockless (or have featured programming off the bird) for the past several years. Kudos to GRD for a...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Greta Van Fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 1213

Re: Greta Van Fleet

No accordions were featured in any of the singles I've heard so far. :hat
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Local politics require me to vote in the Dem primary this year...
Replies: 14
Views: 276

Re: Local politics require me to vote in the Dem primary this year...

Employment may be trending positively here in Michigan, but median income levels remain disappointing. Over the past few years, median income levels have basically bounced around as opposed to illustrating any decisively clear trend: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/MEHOINUSMIA672N Michigan's medi...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Raycom to merge with Gray including WJRT
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Raycom to merge with Gray including WJRT

I hate how "WWTV" appears in ugly black letters on the bug used during 9&10's newscasts. The station never features those call letters prominently anywhere else in branding materials. The graphics package the station used ten years ago looked so much better than the one currently in use. It was much...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Local politics require me to vote in the Dem primary this year...
Replies: 14
Views: 276

Re: Local politics require me to vote in the Dem primary this year...

Whitmer's overuse of that "damn roads" line during her TV ads and during the gubernatorial candidate debates is nauseating. Wasn't she one of the architects of the lead balloon known as Proposal A? At her urging, Snyder agreed to load a lot of needless spending into that bill, which is part of the r...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV-FM has filed to change its main tower site to WFUR-FM's site!
Replies: 45
Views: 5453

Re: WLAV-FM has filed to change its main tower site to WFUR-FM's site!



Apparently, the station is still going to try to make a "go" of the WFUR-FM tower site with some sort of structural reinforcement. Good luck with that.
by MWmetalhead
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Gong Show Season 2
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Gong Show Season 2

Yes, I've watched a couple episodes so far, including last night's.

The guy who balanced the lit BBQ grill on his chin should've received higher scores; the judges were being stingy!
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)
Replies: 52
Views: 4936

Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

It all boils down to FCC approval. Don't worry...this thread will be updated accordingly as soon as that approval occurs.
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV-FM has filed to change its main tower site to WFUR-FM's site!
Replies: 45
Views: 5453

Re: WLAV-FM has filed to change its main tower site to WFUR-FM's site!

That one is a good seven or eight miles east of the licensed WLAV site (and also very close to the licensed WBBL site). Arthur believes there is a 475 foot tower within a mile or two of the recently abandoned LAV site. No one here has been able to confirm its existence yet. I suspect Arthur's aerona...
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 13 morning news
Replies: 10
Views: 1830

Re: 13 morning news

I don't care for the guy (his name always escapes me) who co-anchors the morning news. His delivery sucks. Very abrupt speaking style. Reminds me of someone trying to speak while fighting a bout of the hiccups!
by MWmetalhead
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV-FM has filed to change its main tower site to WFUR-FM's site!
Replies: 45
Views: 5453

Re: WLAV-FM has filed to change its main tower site to WFUR-FM's site!

Thanks for the info. The taller tower used by WBLU was actually the one I had in mind. WBLU's antenna is 351 feet above ground level.

Know anything about the alleged second tower in the Egypt Valley area?
by MWmetalhead
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Brandstatter Fired From Lions Broadcasts
Replies: 25
Views: 1669

Re: Brandstatter Fired From Lions Broadcasts

Numerous visitors to the comments page at the Detroit News wrote the Brandstatter should've been retained by the Lions and fired instead from his play-by-play duties at U-M. I agree completely with that take! He flat out stinks at play by play. He doesn't have the proper voice for it. He stumbles to...
by MWmetalhead
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV-FM has filed to change its main tower site to WFUR-FM's site!
Replies: 45
Views: 5453

Re: WLAV-FM has filed to change its main tower site to WFUR-FM's site!

I've only observed one tower while gazing in that direction. Granted, I've not visited that side of town in a very long time.

Would be curious to hear from anyone who is more familiar with the area (Egypt Valley).
by MWmetalhead
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV-FM has filed to change its main tower site to WFUR-FM's site!
Replies: 45
Views: 5453

Re: WLAV-FM has filed to change its main tower site to WFUR-FM's site!

The closest they're gonna get (geographically) is either the WBBL site or something within - or just outside of - the GR city limits. In GR proper, options are limited. Can the city-owned tower near the Belkap Lookout support the hardware necessary to transmit a 50 kW FM signal? We've already pounde...
by MWmetalhead
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV-FM has filed to change its main tower site to WFUR-FM's site!
Replies: 45
Views: 5453

Re: WLAV-FM has filed to change its main tower site to WFUR-FM's site!

I cannot see Cumulus completely abandoning a revenue stream in the fashion you are proposing. That would be a poor business move. LAV is probably starting to play some of the stuff that KLQ played. LAV is playing a lot of the stuff that KLQ was playing in 1992. From more recent times? Not so much. :...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Getting Connected
Topic: How Does Sling TV work?
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: How Does Sling TV work?

In your instance, switching might make sense. You need to see how much internet would cost thru (F)Buckeye on a standalone basis. You might wind up paying $10 more per month for all services combined, but you could easily wind up with 30 to 40 more cable networks than what you presently enjoy. Look ...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV-FM has filed to change its main tower site to WFUR-FM's site!
Replies: 45
Views: 5453

Re: WLAV-FM has filed to change its main tower site to WFUR-FM's site!

Until they get 96.9 back to full power, perhaps a simulcast on 105.3 would make sense to minimize audience loss? Hot FM could go to 107.3 and WBBL could go back to 1340. If WLAV can deliver a strong enough signal to allow for indoor listening across Greater G.R., no extraordinary action should be n...